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thanks US and Obama Hands off Malaysia - Malaysian Socialist Party
(PSM) Statement. May 17, 2013
Further information: Shi'a community face removal from shelter - Amnesty
International Urgent Action. May 14, 2013
President must release those arrested - Australia West Papua Association
Press Release. May 14, 2013
send by Australian academics to foreign affairs minister on fatal shootings
in West Papua - May 13, 2013
Three dead and 22 protestors detained for their peaceful political activism
in Papua - Amnesty International Public Statement. May 9, 2013
Stability at what cost? - International Crisis Group Press Release.
May 8, 2013
fraud BERSIH should lead the way - Malaysian Socialist Party (PSM)
Statement. May 8, 2013
is no statesman! Withdraw World Statesman Award - East Timor and
Indonesia Action Network Petition Appeal. May 6, 2013
call on US to condemn Indonesian attacks on peaceful demonstrations in
West Papua - East Timor & Indonesia Action Network Statement. May
Four Ahmadiyya places of worship closed in a month, one more at imminent
risk - Amnesty International Public Statement. May 5, 2013
Simpang KKA victims still waiting for truth, justice and reparation in
Aceh - Amnesty International Public Statement. May 3, 2013
letter to Aust Foreign Minister re deaths/arrests in West Papua on the
1st May - Australia West Papua Association (Sydney) Press Release.
May 2, 2013
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calls SBY critics on freedom award narrow-minded - Jakarta Post. May
18, 2013. A presidential spokesman said on Friday that howls of protest
against a plan by the US-based Appeal of Conscience Foundation to honor
President Yudhoyono for upholding religious freedom would not change the
fact that the President deserved the award.
than a million support petition to stop Aceh deforestation - Jakarta
Globe. May 18, 2013. More than a million people across the globe have signed
an online petition demanding the Indonesian government to cancel the plan
to open the protected virgin rainforest in Aceh to commercial exploitation.
priest protests award for SBY - Jakarta Post. May 17, 2013. Rev. Franz
Magnis Suseno, a philosopher and renowned Jesuit priest, has sent a letter
to the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, objecting to its plans to bestow
the World Statesman Award to President Yudhoyono for promoting religious
tolerance in Indonesia.
attacks Ahmadiyah mosque in East Java - Jakarta Globe. May 17, 2013.
A mob of more than 100 people damaged an Ahmadiyah mosque in Tulungagung,
East Java, on Thursday night.
activists jailed for riot against sugar plantation - Jakarta Globe.
May 17, 2013. A South Sumatra court sentenced two environmental activists
to seven months in prison for provoking a riot against a sugar plantation,
despite a public outcry against the criminalization.
takes new toll on PKS - Jakarta Post. May 17, 2013. The involvement
of Hilmi Aminuddin in the import beef scandal has dealt another blow to
the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS).
releases political prisoners ahead of US state visit - Irrawaddy. May
17, 2013. Twenty-three prisoners, including at least 15 political prisoners,
were released from detention on Friday by Burma's President Thein Sein
ahead of a landmark meeting with US President Barack Obama in Washington
puts French Polynesia back on UN decolonisation list - Radio New Zealand
International. May 17, 2013. The United Nations General Assembly has put
French Polynesia back on the UN list of territories to be decolonised at
a meeting boycotted by France.
Shiites reject award for SBY - Jakarta Post. May 16, 2013. The Ahmadiyah
and Shia communities in East Java are urging the Appeal of Conscience Foundation
to reconsider its plan to award President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono for
the religious tolerance in Indonesia.
still trapped as evacuation hindered by area issues - Jakarta Post.
May 16, 2013. Attempts at PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) to rescue workers
trapped in a tunnel in the Big Gossan training facility in Mimika regency,
Papua, have been hampered by the confined and restricted space within the
stalls ratification - Jakarta Post. May 16, 2013. Politics has been
blamed for the setback in the plan to ratify the Rome Statute for the accession
to the International Criminal Court (ICC), with concerns over the prosecution
of politically-wired generals being cited as the primary reason.
extends reach of tough refugee policy - Agence France Presse. May 16,
2013. Australia on Thursday extended tough refugee policies to any asylum-seeker
who lands on its mainland, allowing them to be banished to remote Nauru
or Papua New Guinea for detention.
downplay Papua separatist's overseas appeals - Jakarta Globe. May 15,
2013. Military chief of staff Agus Suhartono has sought to downplay Papuan
separatist Benny Wenda's activities overseas, saying he is not worried
because the firebrand activist is getting little support from Papuans at
State Department points to human rights problems in Indonesia - Jakarta
Globe. May 15, 2013. Despite undergoing a dramatic democratic transformation
over the last decade, a new report released on Tuesday by the United States
Department of State maintains that Indonesia is still struggling with certain
human rights matters.
singled out as the worst province for press freedom - Jakarta Post.
May 15, 2013. The Institute for the Free Flow of Information (ISAI)
announced on Tuesday that Aceh is the least likely province to allow press
freedom and the most dangerous for journalists in Indonesia's 34 provinces.
clerics call on House to end Sampang persecution - Jakarta Post. May
15, 2013. Members of the country's Shia community met with leaders of the
House of Representatives on Tuesday to air their grievances over the plight
of Shiites in Sampang, East Java, who have been in limbo for nearly a year
after being evicted by the majority Sunni community there.
Papuan leader held by police - Sydney Morning Herald. May 14, 2013.
West Papuan independence movement leader Victor Yeimo was detained and
allegedly beaten by police on Monday as another prominent Indonesian national
politician warned Western countries against supporting separatists in the
urges Australia protest over Benny Wenda speech - Jakarta Globe. May
14, 2013. Marzuki Alie, the speaker of the House of Representatives, has
urged the Foreign Ministry to take a stronger stand against domestic separatist
groups operating overseas, arguing that the country's reputation and sovereignty
are at stake.
Order rebel's poems to hit print - Jakarta Globe. May 14, 2013. Wiji
Thukul disappeared 15 years ago this month, along with many others lost
in the upheaval of the student-led protests that forced Suharto out of
mayor, MUI petition SBY to ban Ahmadiyah - Jakarta Globe. May 14, 2013.
Mayor Rahmat Effendi and local Islamic leaders will petition President
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to institute a nationwide ban on the oppressed
Ahmadiyah Muslim sect.
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